The Flaming Lips Wayne Coyne has opened up in regards to the group’s deliberate “house bubble” exhibits, reassuring followers how protected he assume they’ll be.
Again in November, the group shared particulars of “the world’s first actual Space Bubble live concert”, enabling fans to see the band play live safely during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Now, in a brand new interview with Consequence of Sound, Coyne opened up in regards to the occasions, which had been just lately pushed again to January. Again in June, the group carried out a present with an viewers in bubbles on The Late Present with Stephen Colbert.
Coyne mentioned: “I really feel like our live shows, the way in which we’re doing it, it’s actually safer than going to the fucking grocery retailer. You go to the grocery retailer, and a few folks have masks on, however some folks simply act like there’s nothing occurring. There’s nothing you are able to do about that.”
“A man could possibly be standing subsequent to you and never assume the coronavirus is actual. I don’t wish to get in a battle on the grocery retailer. In order that a part of it, I imagine that we’re in management, and we’d be those who say it’s important to placed on a masks.
“It wouldn’t be as much as one other concertgoer. It will be as much as those working the present. I want extra locations had been like that. I want extra locations took management.”
Talking in regards to the thought behind the gigs, Coyne mentioned: “That first day we went into lockdown, I made somewhat cartoon. I drew myself. It was The Flaming Lips in 2019, and I’m the one one in an area bubble, and I’m on stage.
“Then I drew The Flaming Lips in 2020. I’m in an area bubble, however so is everybody else. After all, I’d consider that, as a result of isn’t this absurd? After which the extra it began to occur, it type of appeared like, “I assume it could possibly be attainable, however is that this all going to be over in a few months?”
He continued: “I believe at first we had been actually centered on, ‘How can we get these folks in there and ensure they’re protected and ensure it’s enjoyable and ensure it really works for everyone?’
“I believe we all know we are able to do that music. We will do it within the fucking rain, we are able to do it within the water, we are able to do it in outer house. That shit we are able to do. Ensuring the viewers is OK is the arduous half, actually.”
Reviewing the band’s newest album launch, ‘American Head’ again in September, NME said: “Moderately than utilizing their fantastical bubble of sound to move listeners into distant galaxies, as they’ve completed so many instances earlier than, the band right here float softly above Oklahoma metropolis, the place Coyne sits up entrance, quietly considering magnificence and childhood.
“‘American Head’ is a comfortable, reflective second of taking in and appreciating the vista as soon as the journey has worn off – when king’s heads and evil pink robots have melted away – and the mud has settled.”